It’s a Dangerous Life

It is amazing that I am still alive! I’m serious. I just read a list of the most dangerous do-it-yourself jobs.  They include climbing a ladder, mowing the lawn, using power tools, working with paint and other chemicals, and using a chain saw. How did I make it to June?

All joking aside, life is dangerous. The evening news is filled with car wrecks, plane crashes, and random criminal acts. No one leaves the house in the morning planning to break a limb, get shot in the thigh, or even hit your thumb with a hammer – oh, maybe we should had hammers to the list above.

There are no guarantees that you and I will make it through the day without something bad happening. We live in a fallen world filled with fallen people. Accidents are all too frequent. So what do we do? Hide in the basement? Pull the covers up over our heads? Refuse to walk out the front door? That’s no way to live!

We find some guidance in Psalm 56:3-4.  “When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?” 

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